Tommy Norment

NPR

Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment says he's spiking his gun-control legislation, only a day after proposing to ban guns in all government buildings statewide.

Parent Power Propels Medical Marijuana Bill

Feb 15, 2016

Parents of children with epilepsy are rejoicing today.  State lawmakers had passed a bill making it legal for their kids to use a derivative of the marijuana plant to prevent seizures, but there was no legal way to get it.  Senate Bill 701 would establish a means for making and distributing cannabidiol in Virginia, but last week the chairman of the Senate Courts of Justice Committee refused to allow a vote on the measure.  Over the weekend, three moms gathered 93 signatures in Mark Obenshain's district in support of the bill, presenting the petition to him this morning.  This afternoon he a